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The Bear’s Den, October 7, 2022

The Bears & Vikings get to it Sunday.

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Chicago Bears Walter Payton (34) in action, rushing Minnesota Vikings. Chicago, IL 10/25/1985
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670 staff predictions: Bears-Vikings - The Chicago Bears (2-2) visit the Minnesota Vikings (3-1) on Sunday afternoon. Here are game predictions from our 670 The Score hosts, producers and writers.

Matt Bowen: Bears need to be more aggressive on 1st down - WBBM - ESPN analyst Matt Bowen has a simple idea for how to help spark the Bears’ struggling offense: be more aggressive with their play-calling on first down.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) returns to practice - WBBM - Bears running back David Montgomery returned to practice Thursday for the first time since suffering a right ankle injury in a game on Sept. 25.

Getsy backs Fields’ play: ‘He’s grown tremendously’ - WBBM - Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy doesn’t share the viewpoint that most pundits have in assessing second-year quarterback Justin Fields’ performance in the first four games of the season.

Bears-Vikings: 3 matchups to watch in Week 5 - WBBM - If the Bears are going to have any chance to upset the Vikings on the road Sunday afternoon, they’ll have to rely heavily on their strong running game.

Bears predictions: Week 5 at Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday at the Vikings.

The Bears Must Consider Trading Robert Quinn - The Irish Bears Network - It's not hard to see why there were high expectations for Robert Quinn heading into the season. He set a franchise record with 18.5 sacks in 2021 and was one of the few blue-chip defensive players the Bears could seemingly count on this year. While Quinn can still play at a high level, he has

CHGO Bears Podcast: Keys to the Chicago Bears Beating Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings - CHGO - In this episode, the crew shares their weekly in-depth game preview and how the Chicago Bears can beat Kirk Cousins and the Vikings.

Bears want Justin Fields to follow 'process,' but what if that fails him? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears keep harping on "the process" with Justin Fields. The only process going on is them failing a potential generational talent.

Vikings scouting report: Info on Bears Week 5 opponent - NBC Sports Chicago - Here's what to expect from the Vikings in Week 5 against the Bears.

Darnell Mooney: Bears bad red zone trips stemmed from bad practice - NBC Sports Chicago - Before Week 4 the Bears offense had been great in the red zone, scoring five touchdowns in seven chances. But against the Giants they struck out, going 0-3 inside the 20-yard line.

Evaluating Justin Fields could be difficult for Bears in 2022 - NBC Sports Chicago - The real evaluation of Justin Fields should begin in 2023.

Why Bears run defense is struggling and how they can fix it - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears run defense ranks dead last in the NFL in yards allowed.

David Montgomery returns to Bears practice after ankle, knee injury - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears running back David Montgomery is back on the practice field after multiple injuries forced him to miss the Week 4 Giants game.

Bears-Vikings: 3 matchups to watch in Week 5 - WBBM - If the Bears are going to have any chance to upset the Vikings on the road Sunday afternoon, they’ll have to rely heavily on their strong running game.

Bears have challenge in Kirk Cousins, who ‘doesn’t miss’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Cousins has struggled by his own standards this season — he has an 84.1 passer rating, which looks a lot more like a Chicago quarterback — but the Bears can ill afford to ignore him Sunday.

Justin Fields’ progress a matter of perspective - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ quarterback seems to have stumbled through the first month of the 2022 season. But offensive coordinator Luke Getsy sees a quarterback on the rise. “He’s gotten better each week. I think he’s growing tremendously,” Getsy said.

Bears podcast: Picking a Bears-Vikings winner - Chicago Sun-Times - Luke Getsy seems to see something in Justin Fields that everyone else is missing.

Bears top CB Jaylon Johnson remains out as Vikings WR Justin Jefferson looms - Chicago Sun-Times - Jefferson would present enough of a challenge even for Johnson, but it’s looking increasingly likely he’ll get a shot at Kyler Gordon or Kindle Vildor instead.

Bears RB David Montgomery back at practice after missing two weeks with ankle injury - Chicago Sun-Times - Montgomery had 122 yards rushing on 15 carries against the Packers the last time he played a full game.

Luke Getsy on Justin Fields: ‘I don’t think he’s had a rough month’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears quarterback ranks last in completions, completion percentage, interception frequency and passer rating.


Five Good Questions with Windy City Gridiron - Daily Norseman - Let’s get some info on this week’s opponent


Become a Chicago Sun-Times member today! - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times is now a non-profit news organization that is free and accessible for anyone to read. Your generosity will ensure that we are able to provide the reliable, independent news Chicago needs. And right now, there is an opportunity for you to increase the impact of your membership.

The Sun-Times’ new chapter: Our digital content is now free for everyone - Chicago Sun-Times - We’re dropping our paywall and making it free to read the news — but we’re still counting on your support.


Wiltfong: Fan confidence in Bears’ franchise falls - Windy City Gridiron - Our SB Nation Reacts voters are down on the direction of the Bears’ franchise.

Bear Bones: The latest on David Montgomery, Cody Whitehair, Jaylon Johnson, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Stop by our 2nd City Gridiron YouTube channel for Bear Bones: To IR and Back Again!

Householder's Week 5 game preview: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - Are you more afraid of Justin Jefferson or Dalvin Cook?

Berckes' Bears Over Beers: Focus on Darnell Mooney and Trenton Gill - Windy City Gridiron - A closer look at the Bears #1 WR and their rookie punter


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